Skyfall 2012

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Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring:
Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Runtime:
2 hours 23 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Skyfall

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Sam Mendes
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
Supporting actors Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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SKYFALL [2013] [Limited Edition SteelBook] [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] The story centres on James Bond [Daniel Craig] investigating an attack on MI6; the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 operative Raoul Silva [Javier Bardem] to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him. The film sees the return of two recurring characters to the series after an absence of two films: Q, played by Ben Whishaw, and Eve Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris. ‘Skyfall’ is the last film of the series for Dame Judi Dench, who played M, a role that she had played in the previous six films. The position is subsequently filled by Ralph Fiennes' character, Gareth Mallory.

FILM FACT: The film won several accolades, including Two BAFTA Awards, Two Academy Awards and Two Grammys. The song was nominated for and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. It was the first time a James Bond song had won, and only the fourth time one had been nominated. ‘Skyfall’ also won the BRIT Award for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards

Cast: Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Nicholas Woodeson, Bill Buckhurst, Elize du Toit, Ian Bonar, Gordon Milne, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Wolf Blitzer, Milorad Kapor, Huw Edwards, John Hodgkinson, Jens Hultén, Michael Pink, Russell Balogh, Greg Bennett, Paul Davis

Director: Sam Mendes

Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson and Callum McDougall

Screenplay: John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade

Composer: Thomas Newman

Cinematography: Roger Deakins

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Audio: English: 5.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K. L. Beeden on 27 July 2013
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Possibly my very favourite Bond film, Daniel Craig encapsulates the hero brilliantly. Set in glamorous Shanghai and misty Scotland, Skyfall is dramatic, heartfelt and action packed. Even if you don't like Bond, I bet you'll like Skyfall. And you'll have the theme song stuck in your head for days after.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By archangelgabriela on 22 Jun 2013
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Great plot, great acting, great everything!

I was gutted that I missed this at the cinema. The scenes in Scotland must have looked breath taking on the big screen. Having said that, I loved this film. Daniel Craig was his rough, tough, stylish best and the supporting cast was fab - loved the villain. And Severine looked so vulnerable ....two new surprises - Q and .... won't tell, it'll spoil it for those who haven't yet seen it!

One thing that often goes unnoticed in a film - the soundtrack - this one was fantastic. Intend to hunt it down on CD.

Another success IMO from the Bond stable - don't miss it!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julian Stevens on 24 Aug 2013
Format: DVD
First of all we see the agency's improbably youthful and pretty sharpshooter being sternly ordered to take a shot at the bad guy that she simply doesn't have. I don't have a shot, she says, but all M barks in return is Take it anyway. So she does and, surprise, surprise, hits Bond who then falls hundreds of feet and sinks into the depths of a rushing river, only to reappear some time later virtually unscathed physically but a bit the worse for wear psychologically (and who can blame him?)

Then he's allowed back into active service, despite failing on most of the criteria by which any agent would normally be allowed to do so.

Later on, we see Bardem's arch villain character incarcerated in a cage that would have Harry Houdini scratching his head about how to get out of but then, miraculously and with no explanation at all.....he's out and about causing mayhem again, not least on the underground rail system which, apparently all by himself, he's managed to rig to send a speeding train plunging into a void carryng lots of innocent passengers.

And then, towards the end of the film, instead of being taken into the protective custody of a crack team of MI5 (or is it MI6?) agents, for no logical reason, M scoots off to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and gets herself killed to make way for Ralph Fiennes to move up the career ladder.

The music's good (I have the soundtrack) and, thanks to Sam Mendes' direction, the general 'look' of the film is pretty good, but overall I left the cinema feeling that more than any other Bond movie, it was all style and no remotely credible substance. Very disappointing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on 14 April 2013
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Enjoyable film as usual excellent opening action sequence. Craig is good and adds the intensity that many like to the Bond role. (he's starting to look a bit older here though)
I do think the film could have been trimmed down a bit or tightened up sequence wise. After the opening there is a bit too much non Bond stuff going on for my tastes, I've no problems with a bit of exploration and talking stuff... some call it getting to know the characters. You could chop 25-30 minutes off this and it would be improved for it.

1 hour and 7 mins in we finally see Javier Bardem, ala Silva the disgruntled ex agent complete with a nice blonde dye job (it does make him very unusual and menacing looking) Javier is superb as the bad guy in this film his presence is felt in every scene he is in (some humorous moments too "oooh Mr Bond chair scene is memorable!). It's just a shame we have to wait this long to get to him.

This Bond film is thin on the gadgets, and some say the better for it. I've no issues with the back to basics take, or the non rule the world plot. Yes it does make a change to have an ex agent theme for this movie. There are some good sequences, but for me it's only when Silva arrives we really get stuck into things (and that's a good half way into the movie). Ending wise I though a little bit basic for me. And the pace of the movie felt too stretched out; as above a good trip to the cutting room would have helped in a lot of ways.

Overall I enjoyed it and surprisingly for a Bond film it does benefit from a second viewing. For me a 4/5 film one of the better Bond movies..but die hard gadget and all action Bond fans might not appreciate the more leisurely pace of the film.
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